While fans wait for Solo: A Star Wars Story to arrive in cinemas, the LEGO Group has released five new sets to get builders familiar with the main vehicles that will appear in the film. If you want to decorate your desk with something from this stand-alone movie though, the actual sets are rather too big. Every day this week, Brick Fanatics will provide instructions to build a micro version of one of the new Solo sets.
When I first saw the official LEGO images of this set I really didn’t know what to make of it. It looked like a 1950s convertible with the wheels chopped off! The design has definitely grown on me and after building this micro version, this is one of my favourite micro designs I have built. There is something so tactile about this little model that makes it feel great to hold.
I wanted to recreate the exposed piping that is visible on one side of Han’s speeder, so for this I just used a Technic pin attached to a flick missile. I think at this scale it would have been tricky to integrate it within the actual model itself, as a representation of the full scale model it works.
The construction itself is a simple six step build with fairly common parts. The only part that might prove tricky to track down is the 1×1 half circle tile with printed vents on. You could substitute with either a flat silver or light bluish grey coloured piece instead.
What I particularly love about this model is that I have managed to create the sense of the leather seats using the dark tan 1×2 slope. It just adds that final piece of detail, which I think makes all the difference at micro scale.
Check out more of Dmitri’s build on Instagram, where he goes by @legodimnico